Police identify 52-year-old Liberty, Mo. man who died after crashing SUV into Independence home

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A 52-year-old man died Saturday after an SUV crashed into an Independence home, police say.

The crash occurred around 11:10 a.m. Saturday near 35th Street and Crane Street. Independence police say a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe driving south on Crane Street veered off the road and hit a home.

The 52-year-old man, who was driving the SUV, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. On Tuesday police identified the driver as Ricky Wayne Powell of Liberty, Mo.

The residents inside the home were not injured, police say. The crash is under investigation.